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Windows 7: Where can I get older Nvidia drivers?


12 May 2012   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Where can I get older Nvidia drivers?

I went to my OEM site to download an older driver for my Geforce 9600M GT but it was only for a 32 bit system and I am 64 bit. Is that really strange that they didn't even offer it in 64 bit?

Anyway, there was less icon lagg and window lagg using no Nvidia driver so I guess the newest one is causing some slow down in how windows manifest and icon manifest. Does that make sense?

Can you tell me where I can get an older and better nvidia driver than the current one?


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12 May 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Rolo,

Have you let Windows update install one for you? It will usually be a bit older than the ones from the manufacturer's site, and Windows should install the x64 version.

Regards,
Golden
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12 May 2012   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi Rolo,

Have you let Windows update install one for you? It will usually be a bit older than the ones from the manufacturer's site, and Windows should install the x64 version.

Regards,
Golden
no I have not. I will uninstall the Nvidia driver now and hope Win update offers one quick

thank you

any advice on removing the current nvidia driver?
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12 May 2012   #4

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Hi,

Just a straight uninstall should do it mate.

Regards,
Golden
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12 May 2012   #5

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

all Nvidia stuff has been removed. Just waiting for Windows update to offer an older Nvidia version
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12 May 2012   #6
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Google has quite a few results, the most promising of which looks to be the one at the bottom of the list here: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Driver Download.
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12 May 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Google has quite a few results, the most promising of which looks to be the one at the bottom of the list here: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Driver Download.
thanks for the link. Quick question thought. Why should I go for that driver over waiting for Windows update to offer me an older Nvidia driver?

also, I do not think it is a 9600M GT (M meaning mobile for a notebook)
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12 May 2012   #8
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I would always take the Windows 7 drivers provided by installer, Windows Update and the Windows Driver Store first. But it doesn't hurt to compare.

When I check the Nvidia site it finds 64 bit Windows 7 driver for the 9M notebook series. Drivers - GeForce

To confirm this you can run the auto detect app here: Drivers - GeForce
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12 May 2012   #9

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would always take the Windows 7 drivers provided by installer, Windows Update and the Windows Driver Store first. But it doesn't hurt to compare.

When I check the Nvidia site it finds 64 bit Windows 7 driver for the 9M notebook series. Drivers - GeForce

To confirm this you can run the auto detect app here: Drivers - GeForce
Thanks greg, the wizard does tell me which driver to download but it's the newest driver and I think i would be better off with an older Nvidia driver. Still waiting for Windows Update to offer one.

I can't be sure, but I really think the newest Nvidia driver is causing lagg of my icons and stuff like that to manifest. Does that make sense?
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12 May 2012   #10
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Yes it's always good to compare all available GPU drivers for how they perform all around. But are you sure you tried that 296.10 WHQL which was developed with MS at the WIndows Hardware Quality Lab for Windows 7?

Remember they remain cued in Device Manager>Display driver>Update Driver>Browse>Let Me Choose.
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